Lucky Pillow

I needed to change out my President’s Day pillow and update it with the current season/holiday.   So I started playing around with my Silhouette machine and cut out some fabric to create a St. Patty’s Day pillow. It also happens to be National Craft Month so it certainly fitting to get crafting! 


Silhouette machine
Heat N Bond Ultra Hold
Green & White Damask Fabric
Button penny (see President’s Day pillow for penny how-to)
Canvas or Dropcloths
12” x 16” pillow form
Ironing Board


1.   I found a four leaf clover image online and converted it to cut out on my Silhouette machine. Using the CAC Pinafore font from I typed out the word “lucky.”


2.   I ironed on the Heat N Bond Ultrahold onto the back of my fabric.   Then I removed the backing and adhered it to my heavy carrier sheet.

3. I cut it out with my pink cap on a 33 thickness and a speed of 3 with a double cut.   It worked okay but I did have to trim it a little.  

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4.   I ironed that onto my canvas fabric.   I thought adding a little lucky penny was a cute embellishment.

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5.   I just made an easy fold over enclosure on the back.

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Check out some more canvas drop cloth pillows here…


Left to right: Christmas Subway Art PillowChalkboard Fabric Silhouette PillowsLucky Pillow with Domed Penny ButtonPottery Barn Nest Knock Off PillowPresidents Day Canvas PillowDefinition of Adventure PillowChristmas Glitter Ornament PillowHome Sweet Home Pillow


This is a repost from March 2011. If you purchase through an affiliate link, I will make a small commission at no additional cost to you.  Thank you for supporting my craft habit. 



  1. frillsfluffandtrucks says

    It looks great, Beckie–the shine of the penny is a good touch.

    ~ Sarah

  2. Beverly @ says

    I love the new pillow Beckie!! That fabric is adorable and it looks so great against the canvas!

  3. amber marchant says

    Great minds think alike… I was just wanting to do one of these. Your's is sooo sweet!

  4. So cute! I need one of those machines in the worst way! I want to make cool things like this too!

  5. ificould says

    That turned out great – LOVE IT!! And so clever to put the lucky penny on there!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Missy & Kimi

  6. I adore this cute pillow! You really make me wish that I had a Silhouette!

  7. Love it!

  8. Amanda @ Serenity Now says

    Major cuteness, Beckie! I like the font you chose for "lucky." The little embellishment is so cute. 🙂 I'd love to have a copy of the file. How do you convert it into your Silhouette library? (BabyDuck0804-at-aol-dot-com) 🙂

  9. Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments says

    This is so great. It gives lots of ideas for all kinds of pillows. One of my favorite CSI projects I visited.

  10. This is really adorable!

  11. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says

    Thank you for this tutorial, Beckie! I've been itching to use fabric on my machine, but wasn't sure if I had to use the Silhouette backing. The pillow is super cute, and I love the addition of the penny button!

  12. Leslie@leserleeslovesandhobbies says

    I came via the CSI blog. I love this pillow! I might have to buy some green fabric now.

  13. ahhhhhhhh i want a silouhette soooo bad!!!!!!!!!! this is so cute!!!!!

  14. Stephanie says

    What a cute pillow! Boy the S can do anything!

  15. Brandy and Fam says

    This is adorable! I really like the patterned shamrock on the patterned chair. You have one good eye for design. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor says

    Oh my goodness! I love this and am totally featuring it on my blog today! So cute!!

  17. I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:

    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! 🙂

  18. MessyMissy says

    Oh, I love that pillow. What a great design!!
    I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party!! Each party I pick one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link:

  19. Laurie Turk says


  20. MMB Creations says

    Cute and easy pillow

  21. Holiday Snob says

    I love this! I found it on

  22. Cute!!!

  23. Ty and Whitty says

    That is sooooooo cute! I love it I really want to make one. Thank you for sharing your talent. I found your project through the Blue Cricket Design link party.

  24. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says

    So cute Becky!! 🙂

  25. Love this project! I featured you in my National Craft Month blog post.

    Keep up the good work!!

  26. That print is perfect. I love it.


  27. Adorable pillow!

  28. Beckie I love this! The fabric is a perfect print! I would be delighted if you would link this to my party today @

  29. Im just a lil blog but ADORE your amazing blog!!!

    I LOVE this! Come on ova’ and link up to WHASSUP!!! xoxokara


  30. Such a cute pillow! I really need a Silhouette machine.
    I included it on my “A Peek at My Pinterest” St. Patrick’s Board post.

  31. I love this pillow! I included it in my St. Patrick’s Day round-up today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


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